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[Kamikaze] Shut Out by the Queen

Housewives all over America are waiting with bated breath. Will she or won't she respond to these scathing allegations? How long will she tolerate the name-calling?

I am referring to none other than Oprah Winfrey. Recently, the media giant has come under heavy fire from the hip-hop community for her lack of respect for our music.

First, there was platinum-selling rapper Ludacris, who says Oprah blindsided him last October when she questioned him on her show about hip-hop's use of the "N" word. Problem was, Ludacris was on the show as an actor, not a rapper. As a member of the cast of the Oscar-winning movie "Crash," 'Cris says he felt "ambushed."

50 Cent pitched in by saying Oprah "caters to older white women."

Hip-hop veteran Ice Cube says he feels that Oprah has snubbed him. He has transformed himself into a pop figure, making family movies and producing groundbreaking TV series (have you seen FX's "Black and White"?). Projects he has been involved in have been featured on her show, but he has never been invited.

Now, there's Killer Mike, an Outkast protégé, who had some none-too flattering words for Ms. Winfrey on a hip-hop Web site. I won't dare repeat them here, but let's just say that he, too, was "frustrated."

Oprah has yet to respond to these protests, other than in a radio interview on New York's Power 105.1, where she said noted that she sports a little 50 Cent on her iPod. That's kind of like saying, "Some of my best friends are black!"

Now, I'll be the first to acknowledge Oprah's power. She can single-handedly make a book a best seller, which is why it's so important that Oprah give hip-hop the platform it deserves on her show.

By and large, Oprah's audiences are not the main consumers of hip-hop. Some of them may not care about or for hip-hop music at all. But hip-hop is a vital part of American culture. It affects everyone from kids to, yes—housewives. I refuse to let them turn a deaf ear to the music. You must turn and face us head on. We are relevant, and we are here to stay.

Oprah, this is not for the 50 Cents or the Jay-Zs or the Kanyes of the world. This is for the independent, aspiring artists who simply reflect what they see in their surroundings.

You must understand that the words and images that you deplore in our music come from everyday conditions. There is some bad, but there is some good too.

I had a chance recently to speak to Oprah's best friend Gayle King. We sat next to each other on a flight from New York to Jackson just as the controversy started brewing. The conversation was excellent indeed, and I think I made hip-hop's message clear.

Oprah, it's time to give hip-hop it's day on your show. It's time we hear your response. It's time American housewives get a better understanding of our culture. You owe that much to us.

And that's the truth ... sho-nuff.

Previous Comments

ID
72705
Comment

We older white women work too. Don't forget us ;)

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-21T13:56:04-06:00
ID
72706
Comment

Oprah is "afraid of what she doesn't know" so I been told. She's also afraid of the fallout from her fan base and the guvment for entertaining Rap and Hip Hop. Look at what happened to the Dixie Chicks and my buddy, Dr. Cornell West, a pre-eminent scholar and self-admitted lover of good music, especially jazz, blues and a few other types of music including rap and hip-hop. You know about the Chicks so let me tell you about Dr. West. For a period of time, instead of writing books, Dr. West hung out with Al Sharpton and eventually made a rap/jazz album. The president of Harvard, a sorry, anti-woman, and anti-black man, in my opinion, castigated him for his company and non-scholarly endeavors pertaining to the album. You see Mr. Charlie (aka President Summers of Harvard in this case) thought he was supposed to control every real or important aspect of Cornell's life in order for Cornell to work at Harvard. Cornell proved him wrong and eventually decided to quit and return to Princeton with his mind, soul, and ass still in tact. I thank God for that. Sister Oprah, an outstanding woman by any level, is aware of the ever lurking yet not often seen MR. Charlie and the guvment that are controlling her career. She know that if she lets a bunch of wild and crazy, anti-system, anti-Bush, and young and dumb brothers (black, white, latin, et al) on her show she isn't likely to be able to control what they say or do, and Mr. Charlie and the guvment won't be pleased with that. I won't even mention how downright pissed off many hip-hoppers who Oprah intends to eventually gain as fans of her show would feel about her if she disses hip hop or the performers something terribly. In summation, Oprah is scared. So the suffering of rap and hip-hop continues. There is nothing else I can say except "shake it fast, and show me what you working with. Good gracious a-- bodacious." Sho nuff.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T11:21:13-06:00
ID
72707
Comment

My whole issue with all these folk and their attacks against hip hop is that it stems from a racial problem. You can say what you want and clean it up as much as you possibly can, but hip hop has been and always will be apart of the African American culture. It is in your face. It is unapologetic. It is not easy controlled. It is powerful. It is us! It is our freedom of speech. People still can not get it through their heads that it needs to be accepted. Hell, I hate country music. I mean HATE it. I don't particularly care for Blues either. But you don't see hip hop lovers complaining about country music or blues. We accept that folks like it and we don't and that's just it. This music can change the world and those who feel like they have something at stake, like Ms. Winfrey can not appreciate the voice of hip hop. It is such a shame because it still just goes right back to us being unworthy or like something being wrong with us.

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T13:15:45-06:00
ID
72708
Comment

Oprah in my opinion is a lost cause. She caters to folks who don't have anything to do with her culture. In my opinion she is trying to loose her ties to our community and I guess it is because she is so wealty. Now everyone respects her voice and I appreciate how far she has come. However, she is not GOD and no she is not by any means the QUEEN. Queen of what, denial! Possibly. Truly as Kaze stated she has power to make you rich or make you poor however, she is just a person and she should be treated as such. She should respect hip hop as much as we respect her for that lame a** show she has on that I can't relate to unless she has a hip hop artist on there or someone from the entertainment industry. I surely have no interest in the twins who one day one decided to have a sex change. WHO CARES???? Or the father who left his kids with the wife and married the nanny.....who cares!!!! Hip Hop is not now or ever going to bow down to Oprah, Bush, Riley, whoever.... Accept it people, it's here to stay and even if we have to have a hip hop revolution to gain the respect we so righteously deserve than so be it...it's coming. YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN HAVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE MONEY AND HOW TO GET OUR VOICES HEARD AND IT WILL BE DONE!! Either with Oprah or without her! THe sooner that becomes apart of the public psyche we can move pass this.

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T13:20:56-06:00
ID
72709
Comment

Again, in her defense, she had Kanye on her show. And she quit doing the sensationalistic shows years ago. You know the "I slept with my cousin" type shows. She said she was going to focus her stage on positive change. I truly believe her stance is against the degradation of women. She's had Will Smith. She's had the "safe" hip artists (for lack of a better word.)

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-22T13:56:48-06:00
ID
72710
Comment

Emily, my dearest, Will and Kanye ain't hardcore. We want some real rappers on there.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T14:02:29-06:00
ID
72711
Comment

Real rappers wear baggy clothes hanging off their butts, have grilles in their mouths, walk dapperly, talk straighforwardly, wear caps turned to the side or backward, bring different perspectives and opinions, have great suspicion of the guvment and authorities, drank crstial, carry a walking cane although they don't need it, exhibit cut marks and bullet holes., and are proud of all of it. Most of all they're not afraid to say"I don't love them hoes." Oprah is weak which I believe is the reason she's not recognizing.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T14:18:22-06:00
ID
72712
Comment

Maybe the disgrunted hip-hop community should quit bugging Oprah and convince Tyra Banks to host them for a week on her talk show. She could use the extra publicity.

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2006-06-22T14:34:17-06:00
ID
72713
Comment

Tyra doesn't have Oprah's juice right now. But you know that! Oprah now, Tyra later.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T14:37:19-06:00
ID
72714
Comment

Ray-you always make me laugh. I understand the difference :) It's just that Kanye was mentioned in the column. I noticed yesterday that she had Jon Bon Jovi on and he was showcasing his charity. Same when Sarah Mc was on there. Perhaps some "hardcore" rappers could pitch their charitable causes to Oprah as a show. If her issue is control, she could focus on the positive, as she likes to do, and then like you said on another thread, discuss why lyrics are sometimes hurtful to others.

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-22T15:02:24-06:00
ID
72715
Comment

Emily I beg to differ, today's show is about a set of twins girls and one of them had a sex change...she has NOT stopped with these types of shows. And Kanye is a typical, unthreatening, popular rapper. He is not the typical hip hop artist, and thus my point remains. He fits with Oprah. He talks about Jesus in his songs and his mama and all that. She probably put him on the show for people to use in defense of her not having hip hop on her show and that's it. Just for the sake of her fans having a ground to stand on....and yes, Will Smith does fit into this very same category. You are probably right that her show is to uplift women and to that I give her credit for offering us some pride about things and showing that we overcome hardships everyday. But if this is to be her focus then she should be careful not to have public comments outside of this...her area of concentration. If she does, then she becomes a public figure with an opinion and thus subjects herself to public scrutiny at the demeaning comments that she made in this case. And I won't speak much about the "disgrunted hip hop community" because you are directly insulting me by that comment...I'll give you a pass. However, we dont' want the Oprah in the making Tyra to do us any favors she's just as unaware as Oprah is. And not as smart. Not even! No one went to Oprah begging to be on her show. She came to us when she couldn't get pass it....i.e. interviewing Luda about his rap career when he was invited to her show as an actor in the movie Crash. She underhandedly interrogated him on his word choice when he raps. She took the gloves off and invited us into the ring....don't bag out now that we heard the bell and came out ready for a fight!!!!

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T15:03:29-06:00
ID
72716
Comment

When Luda went on the show, emilyb to showcase his acting skills and to hobknob with the woman she flipped on him. You can't get pass this. Oprah is just like the one that worked in the house and told on the help at the back door begging for bread. She's down for the ones who are "on her level". She is not down for our song, our story, our struggle. She has lost that. She has been powerful and rich way too long to remember what is it like to actually be black. You'd think for someone who got booted out of a store in Paris that she'd be a little more inclined but she has proven that she is neither black or white, she belongs to a new breed of folk and their nationality is GREEN. DAMN I hate I missed Bon Jovi! Wish I could've seen that one! :-)

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T15:08:50-06:00
ID
72717
Comment

Wasn't directed at you personally, Queen, but in general about Luda, 50, and others who have been at war with Oprah the last few weeks. They are the "disgruntled" ones I speak of. At least Oprah doesn't do the "Whose the Baby's Daddy?" stuff.

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2006-06-22T15:10:35-06:00
ID
72718
Comment

Thanks Emily. Little John of the EastSide Boys gave $250,000 to Hurricane Katrina. Made me say yeeaaahhh. Oprah didn't invite him either. Oprah is a sellout. She ain't down like she oughta be. I'm going to start watching Springer instead.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T15:14:59-06:00
ID
72719
Comment

Oprah did it when Springer scared her and all the rest of those shows for a brief moment. If her rating got bad enought and her finances soured she would do it. No doubt about it. She's cash cow like all the rest. Hip hop hooray.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T15:17:56-06:00
ID
72720
Comment

True, Ray, but maybe she also realized that the images of black people on daytime TV were some of the worst stereotypes we could imagine. White hosts like Maury, Geraldo, Ricki Lake, and Springer were all making millions of dollars off of making blacks look like ignorant, ghetto fabulous, STD ridden, baby making sex machines with no shame or morals, perhaps Oprah realized she had an obligation to present us in a different light. Of course, now that she's made even more money on turning the corner in the direction of her show, while Ricki's history, Maury and Springer are walking caricatures of themselves, and Geraldo's a Fox News convert.

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2006-06-22T15:33:20-06:00
ID
72721
Comment

Actually, it's Lil Jon, not Little John. Given Oprah's age (52), as well as the demographic she caters to, hip-hop may not fit her or her audience's interests. That's not to say all women who watch her show don't like hip-hop. Some do and it may a large amount of hip-hop that they like to listen to. Why should it be her responsibility to cater towards the hip-hop crowd, especially if a lot of the younger crowd that listen to hip-hop don't watch Oprah? One problem I see is if a black person doesn't like hip-hop, they're not "black enough". I like some rap, but a lot of it is so irritating. I may spend five minutes total per day listening to WJMI or Hot 97. For me, rap music jumped the shark when Nelly came out with "Air Force Ones" in 2003.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2006-06-22T15:39:39-06:00
ID
72722
Comment

You're right, Ejeff. I'm proud of Oprah like everyone else is. She has served us well, and she wouldn't do anything to make us knowinly look bad. However, Oprah has "heard a lot about a brother gaining mo'ground being low down" and she has a problem with that. "I live and die for hip-hop. This is hip hop of today. I give props to hip hop, so hip hop hooray...ho...hey...ho! Naughty by Nature.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T15:50:05-06:00
ID
72723
Comment

Thanks, Golden Eagle Boy, on the correct spelling of Lil Jon. I'm a 50 year old perpertating as a big rap and hip hop fan. I'm bound to get a few things wrong.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T15:52:27-06:00
ID
72724
Comment

What blacks on tv? Who was on tv during day time before Oprah? I can't think of any. And as far as I am concerned "who's the baby daddy?" stuff is on the same level as the trivial stuff she does have on there. It's all the same. Entertainment. She confuses people by her charm and her intelligence. She makes people feel like she's a real down to earth person but she is a snob who thinks she's better than the regular ordinary person....black or white. So don't you people without color get on the bandwagon to quick thinking she is just not down with black folk, she ain't down with anyone who doesn't register to her perception of worthiness. Luda got money, so does 50 but they are beneath her. And when is she going to tell the world who Gayle King really is!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that will be a GREAT show! Golden eagle, your point is very well taken...that being the case if you want to cater to your audience, who doesn't "do" hip hop. Then stay away from it. Don't condemn it because it's not you or you don't understand it. I am a part of the hip hop generation and I embrace it and at the same time, I feel as you do, I can't listen to

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T15:56:15-06:00
ID
72725
Comment

What blacks on tv? Who was on tv during day time before Oprah? I can't think of any. And as far as I am concerned "who's the baby daddy?" stuff is on the same level as the trivial stuff she does have on there. It's all the same. Entertainment. She confuses people by her charm and her intelligence. She makes people feel like she's a real down to earth person but she is a snob who thinks she's better than the regular ordinary person....black or white. So don't you people without color get on the bandwagon to quick thinking she is just not down with black folk, she ain't down with anyone who doesn't register to her perception of worthiness. Luda got money, so does 50 but they are beneath her. And when is she going to tell the world who Gayle King really is!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that will be a GREAT show! Golden eagle, your point is very well taken...that being the case if you want to cater to your audience, who doesn't "do" hip hop. Then stay away from it. Don't condemn it because it's not you or you don't understand it. I am a part of the hip hop generation and I embrace it and at the same time, I feel as you do, I can't listen to too much of it without needing some soulful singing a few minutes later. However, I understand it. I accept it. I respect it; all because I know it is speaking to me and for me and those like me. It's not for everyone. If you don't get it....fine. I don't like Oprah's "kiddie like", "bubble gum" talk show, but I don't go around dogging out the folks who are actually pulled into that type of thing. I dont condemn her for making it. I actually once looked up to her for making things happen for herself in her life. I still think that's great. But that coupled with the idea that she has lost herself in her money makes it difficult to have a positive perception of her. She does nothing to celebrate her heritage aside from speaking at an occassional black college for which they pay her to do.

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T15:56:16-06:00
ID
72726
Comment

sorry about that, don't know what happened there...computer issues. Sorry!

Author
Queen601
Date
2006-06-22T15:56:56-06:00
ID
72727
Comment

I like hip-hop and rap, but I'm also a Born-again thirty-something who hates buying music that I can't play around a two-year old without my conscience bothering me, so I prefer Kanye, Will Smith, and clean versions of Luda and others. I'm not such a prude that I believe gansta rap should be banned or has no artistic merit, but it's just not a genre that I can get very passionate about defending anymore. But God bless all of you who do.

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2006-06-22T15:57:52-06:00
ID
72728
Comment

How could she have the cast of "Barbershop" on the show, and not invite the main actor (Ice Cube)? IMO it's not even a Hip Hop thing, Oprah is a Feminist.......if you are not falling in line with her notion of feminist ideology then you will feel her wrath directly or indirectly.

Author
JAC
Date
2006-06-22T16:06:23-06:00
ID
72729
Comment

JAC, Oprah is trying to "gain mo' ground by being lo' down." This is the only way to explain her actions of being afraid of hip hop and rap. She could also be jealous because Stedman can't rap! I be thinking.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T16:28:16-06:00
ID
72730
Comment

I can NOT put Oprah in the same category as Montel and others. Those "My Baby Daddy" shows to nothing but exploit the heartache of others for the dollar. Talk about green. Her shows are done to show a positive outcome. Not to say, "HA! Look how messed up THESE people are!" Yeah. Don't care for Jon Bon Jovi myelf :P I also wonder if her question Ludacris was outside any of the questioning she gives other guests. That's what she does. Questions. I'm on board with Ray's idea of her using that stage and her feminism to invite the rappers and have an honest discussion about the mysogyny. Love that idea. Of course, promote themselves and their albums, but it's a discussion that needs to be had.

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-22T16:52:18-06:00
ID
72731
Comment

She's A Man Eater.......

Author
JAC
Date
2006-06-22T16:53:45-06:00
ID
72732
Comment

I love it when feminist are called man-bashing for standing up against woman-bashing :)

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-22T16:57:07-06:00
ID
72733
Comment

Thanks JAC. "She only comes out at night. The lean and hungry type. Nothing is new, I've seen her here before. Watching and wating. She's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door. So many has paid to see. What you think you're getting for free. The woman is wild, a she-cat-tamed by the purr of a Jaquar. Money's the matter. If you're in it for love you ain't gonna get far. Oh here she comes. Watch out boy she'll chew you up. Oh here she comes. She's a maneater."

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-22T17:02:30-06:00
ID
72734
Comment

Recently I saw an Oprah show with several strong black women role models on the stage discussing self-esteem in teenage girls. I think it was Venus and Serena Williams, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the psychologist lady, what is her name, can't think of it now. Their message was good and worthwhile - that even women who are sport stars can suffer from the self-esteem problems that stem from the unrealistic body image and beauty standards beamed at us by a media that wants us to buy their crap. By banding together we can overcome these negative attitudes and embrace ourselves, imperfections and all. I think on shows like this Oprah offers some better options on that than a lot of media culture. Also I see this in her magazine - more real, authentic women and less fake surgery-doctored anorexic crap. On the other hand, she does do other, more sensationalist shows that I don't like, and I do think anyone who puts their own face on the cover of every magazine must definitely have, shall we say, a touch of narcissim. I can see Queen's and Kamikaze's points and I wonder what she herself will say or do with such growing public criticism.

Author
Izzy
Date
2006-06-22T21:55:07-06:00
ID
72735
Comment

Good post, Laurel. Rap and hip hop music have knocked out Rock and Roll, beat up Country Music, stabbed Rhythm and Blues, sent Jazz to the hospital, put Reggae on life support, got Pop on the run, and are looking for classical and the rest. Can't nobody tell me, if they like to dance, that they haven't shaken their groove thang or moved ther head to some rap or hip hop music. The rappers are good are finding a groove and busting a rhyme. You can't deny it. They are often musical thieves but they are very good. If I'm not mistaken, Oprah did a show about whether Tyra Bank's breasts were real. What a waste of tv time. We fellows already knew everything on Tyra was real. If Oprah was really concerned about REALNESS she would stop perpertrating and bring on the rappers for like a week straight. That's right. I said it. Sho nuff. Can you feel me.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-23T09:14:08-06:00
ID
72736
Comment

Ive been reading...and I DO feel ya Ray!!! We'll just have to see what happens. Its obviously a hot topic and even if it IS an issue that she is trying to run from, the business woman in her HAS to see the potential for a week of THROUGH-THE-ROOF ratings.... ...There's NO way around hiphop folks!!! It can no longer be ignored by corporate America least of all Oprah. It's WAAAAY too big now. You either have to acknowledge our power or look mighty foolish in the process!!!!

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2006-06-23T09:52:14-06:00
ID
72737
Comment

Until Oprah does right by rappers everything she touches will be bad.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-23T14:50:20-06:00
ID
72738
Comment

Ray-you bring up old "Color Purple" quotes and I just want to hug you... "Til you do right by me...everything you do will turn to..."

Author
Lori G
Date
2006-06-23T15:18:12-06:00
ID
72739
Comment

Thanks Ali. I'm proud of myself too since it took me about 5 years to finally see the Color Purple. On my firsrt try, I walked out after Ms. Celie was taken to Master's house and Harpo or someone threw a brick and hit her in the head. I could not watch a movie with anyone being abused for a couple of hours, especially a woman. I was tempted to walk out before then.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-23T15:28:09-06:00
ID
72740
Comment

Ray, I DID turn it off the first time. Had to go back later and watch from a better place. Kamikaze, I would LOVE to see you and Oprah just straight up talking hip hop. However, as a white woman and all ;), I really don't see the need for her to defend herself because I really don't think she's WRONGED anyone personally. I think it's a business decision that must be heavily weighed. But I do think we Oprah'ers who love to learn about overcoming obstacles, finding hope in the downfalls, and all the other uplifting chick stuff, I would LOVE to hear rap artists discuss their lives. I will admit that some of them have said thing that I don't think I can let go (like 50 cents comments on the katrina victims getting the wrath of god) I would like a better understanding of the culture. I also think she has every right to question the lyrics of *some* songs. And the degradation of women. And, yes, the *n* word. I'm curious and want to hear more on the subjects, but I also want to hear all feelings on the subjects. I understand reclaiming a word once used to hurt, since I call myself bitch often...but I DON'T understanding using words to hurt others, such as calling a woman a bitch. And honestly, as a white chick, I found a few of the comments in the column to underestimate us white *housewives*. I think we are much more than that, and we are on your side if you could also be on ours. I read once that you can determine the heart of racism by the heart of the south's women. Ask a white man back in the day, and he'd spew hate. Ask his wife, and I'd bet you'd find a woman who had a heart for the cause but was very scared too. And was getting the SAME treatment in her home. Making sense?

Author
emilyb
Date
2006-06-23T16:53:26-06:00
ID
72741
Comment

I can NOT put Oprah in the same category as Montel and others. hold up, IMO Montel IS in the same category of Oprah, he may not be true a feminist but he stands up for women and all types of good people his shows are also powerful hope inspiring etc etc.

Author
jan2006
Date
2006-06-26T09:26:33-06:00
ID
72742
Comment

Very good points, and all are well-taken as far as I'm concerned, Emily. CNN broadcasted this situation or skirmish Saturday. I didn't see very much of it though. The Houston Chronicle has an article this moring about it. Many rappers certainly are guilty of horribly degrading and abusing women and otherwise setting bad examples for many youths to follow. Some would argue that the rap community is now trying to use Oprah to further gain advancements and acceptance without undegoing any efforts to change their message or presentation. Changes are certainly needed and I believe rap would become even bigger without the hatred and degrading of women, and so many bad examples to point to. I still think Oprah should address the issue by inviting some of the main rappers on the show. She should further invite rap critics and women who would rightly point out the abusive side of rap music. As far as Oprah's mostly white or female audience is concerned, I don't buy the argument that their sensibilities would be hurt or damaged in some way. After all, many of them love rock and country, and I'm not naive enough to believe that those two types of music are deplete of wild and careless sex, alcohol, and drug abuse. And I'm sure no one abuses the above things more than whites despite all the claims of great morality and purity. Rappers are apparently doing these things boldly and unashamefully and this is a problem for many of us. I do have a great problem with rappers arguing that what they do, say, and represent depict black folks or black life in its entirely or in some large way. This isn't true and we aren't going to let it become this way. Finally, perhaps Oprah is right and the best thing to do is ignore the calls and baited solicitations of rappers. Who knows?

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-06-26T09:27:15-06:00
ID
72743
Comment

Today, Oprah, has Celine Deon on the show. Now, I admit the lady is a vey good singer. However, unless I need some help falling asleep, I usually don't want to hear her. In place of Celine, Oprah should have some rappers to liven up her show. Celine Deon and Barrly Manilow, another great vocalist I like to hear while falling asleep, are much more offensive to some tv viewers than rappers. Can you feel me? I bet Oprah's audience would be unable to sit listless as the rappers performed. I saw her audience-type dancing to it's "Hot in Here" in one of the "Scary" movies. Sho Nuff. I got it!

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2006-07-05T12:27:32-06:00

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